BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022





BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
01/14/22

BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK*

“BET HER PRESENTS…BECOMING: MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATION” PREMIERES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17
ON BET AND BET HER AT 7 PM ET/PT

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALES OF HIT-SERIES
“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND
“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR THIS WEEK

ACCLAIMED DRAMA NEW YORK UNDERCOVER JOINS BET’S FRIDAY NIGHT LINE UP STARTING, AND BET DIGITAL’S “I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERE TODAY, JANUARY 14

New York, NY – January 13, 2021 – BET Her and BET will premiere an exclusive special edition “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” Monday, January 17. Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Additionally, BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” to air their season finales on Tuesday, January 18. For additional BET, BET+, BET Digital’s must-see programming for the week of January 13– January 19, see below:

ON BET HER:

“BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” premieres Monday, January 17, on BET and BET Her at 7 PM ET/PT

Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Mrs. Obama opens the floor to the students to discuss with them topics such as their mental wellness, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and asks thought-provoking questions about shaping their future and becoming change agents in their communities. The one-hour special was filmed at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. #BecomingOnBET

ON BET:

“NEW YORK UNDERCOVER” AIRS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
Episode #101 “School Ties” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) try to prevent two people from becoming part of luxury car theft ring. Williams gets a letter from his e-wife stating that she wants him to pay more in his maintenance payments.

Episode #102 “New York Undercover” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – Manhattan police detective J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) are assigned a case dealing with a 17-year-old girl who accuses a high school football player of rape. Eddie has problems going to see his mother, who is in the hospital, after six years of non-communication with each other.

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #822 “Payneful Suffering” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– As the family prepares for Janine’s return, everyone and everything goes awry. Lisa goes above and beyond to show Janine she’s a new and improved Lisa. #HouseOfPayne

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #222 “Forgive and Forget” airs on Tuesday January 18, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Reginald seeks forgiveness from his estranged son. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #313 “Tragic Monologues” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 9 PM ET/PT – Eli causes chaos to erupt in the White House when he exposes Hunter’s criminal activity to the press, and Victoria decides to use it to her advantage. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #214 “Prophecy” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 10 PM ET/PT – The Highest awaits Andrew’s return to the compound with much anticipated news after carrying out an order. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #102 “Own Two Feet” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 11 PM ET/PT – John has second thoughts about his arrangement with Leon, Bill gets unexpected news from his ex-girlfriend, and John takes offense at his friends not believing in him. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #403 “Pleasantries” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 9 PM ET/PT– Preston gives Karen pause when he shows up at her salon with a friend. Calvin’s pride causes an uncomfortable situation between him and Sabrina. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “On Bended Knee” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10 PM ET/PT– Bree is not thrilled about Hazel’s engagement news. Under pressure from label, Hazel searches to find new talent. Bree and Gary go back to therapy – Bree is enticed by a new role at the hospital. Jayla tries to get a foothold on the case. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “You Feel Better? I Feel Better” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Layne’s stress builds as her business booms, with a chance to style Billie Eilish. Tracey’s show return is filled with deceit and surprises. Veronica fantasizes about her college boyfriend. Deon gets a shock when a man answers his mom’s phone.

BET DIGITAL:

“I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 ON BET’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The fan-favorite series returns with an new batch of celebrities, including HD4President, Kaliii, Myles Yachts, Erica Banks, Tay Money, B.Lovee, Loose Ends, and Lecrae & Andy Mineo talking up how they went viral with songs that blew up on social media and made them household names. In the premiere episode HD4President talks about his hit song ‘Touch Down to Cause Hell.’

* THIS WEEK’S BET, BET+ and BET Digital’s WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
01/07/22

BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AND BRAND NEW EPISODES OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

New York, NY – January 7, 2021 BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” to air brand new episodes. For additional BET and BET+’s must-see programming for the week of January 6– January 12, see below:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #821 “The First Day” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– C.J. prepares to return work for the first time since his mishap running into a building. While Calvin and Laura make wedding plans, Miranda has made plans of her own. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #221 “Unpleasant Days” airs on Tuesday January 11, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– A resident of Pleasant Days shows immense generosity to the rest of the tenants before she parts ways with them. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS
TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #312 “The Dutiful Wife” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 9 PM ET/PT – A press briefing called by the Vice President places Hunter and Victoria in the hot seat behind recent tragedies that transpired. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #213 “Evil Deeds” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 10 PM ET/PT – River shares with Ruth his experience of what happens when The Highest gets angry. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH”
TO AIR ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #101 “Pilot” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 11 PM ET/PT – John seeks financial backing for a new business venture. Tom deals with the fallout of an ill-advised fling with a coworker, and Mike agrees to let Pam decorate his loft. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #402 “Still Waters Run Deep” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 9 PM ET/PT– Andi finds herself in the middle of a tragedy that involves Zac and Fatima. Gary goes through great lengths to grab Andi’s attention. Danni becomes a hero at work, but her love life takes a turn. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “Independent Women” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10 PM ET/PT– With Hazel on a world tour, Bree balances home and work. Ari struggles to stay connected to David. Back in NY, Jayla tries to fill Ari’s shoes with a high-profile case. Hazel returns from her travels with more than just a souvenir keychain. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “All Good” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Three months after the big arrest, we catch up with the gang. Layne is stressed by her shop and feelings for Deon. Veronica has whack tenants and an unsatisfied sex life. Vince is a successful yet miserable Bar Mitzvah DJ. Deon searches for a job.

* THIS WEEK’S BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



THIS FALL BET AND BET+’S PROGRAMMING SLATES ARE JAM-PACKED WITH OVER 25 NEW ORIGINALS





THIS FALL BET AND BET+’S PROGRAMMING SLATES ARE JAM-PACKED WITH OVER 25 NEW ORIGINALS, RETURNING FAVORITES, MOVIES, AND SPECIALS, SOLIDIFYING THEIR POSITION AS THE HOME WHERE BLACK CULTURE LIVES
09/21/21

THE PROGRAMMING LINE-UP INCLUDES THE 2021“BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE,” “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING,” “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL,” “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS,” “TWENTIES,” “TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT,” “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY,” “THE HOTLINE,” “THE WAITING ROOM,” “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” “DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC,” NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES AND MORE!

PLUS: SNEAK PEEK INTO BET+ FALL PROGRAMMING PREMIERES, NEW ORIGINAL FILMS AND SERIES, RETURNING FAVORITES, AND KICKING OFF IN SEPTEMBER WITH NEW SERIES “ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN,” “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH,” “AMERICAN GANGSTER PRESENTS: BIG FIFTY – THE DELRHONDA HOOD STORY,” “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS,” “CARL WEBER’S THE FAMILY BUSINESS,” “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS,” AND MUCH MORE

New York, NY – September 21, 2021– BET and BET + unveil their 2021 Fall programming line-ups. The star-studded slate is bursting at the seams with hot new original series, returning hits, mind-blowing mega-specials, fun original movies, and more! On the heels of a successful summer programming season, BET keeps the momentum going with over 25 program premieres planned throughout the Fall as the Network continues its reign as the #1 network for African American households and BET+ as the leading streaming service for the Black community. BET’s diverse slate will reflect and celebrate Black culture like no other brand can.

BET has a show for every occasion, from hit scripted series by creative powerhouse Tracey Edmonds, “Games People Play” starring the Emmy® award-winning actress Karrueche Tran, to the acclaimed comedy “Twenties” from quintessential executive producer Lena Waithe returning for season two with an after show starring B. Scott, to Academy Award® winning multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry who is back with his roster of hit series, including fresh episodes of Tyler Perry’s “Assisted Living,” “House Of Payne,” “The Oval,” and “Sistas” the #1 cable scripted series for Black viewers. The Network keeps the celebration going with its star-studded “BET Hip Hop Awards” and “Soul Train Awards” bringing music’s hottest artists to culture’s biggest stage: BET! BET also recognized the third Friday of each September as National Black Voter Day, to acknowledge the power of Black communities to create the futures they deserve by reclaiming their vote and fighting voter suppression. For more information please visit https://www.bet.com/reclaim-your-vote.html

Over on BET+,following a stellar summer line-up with original premieres including the hit debut series “The Ms. Pat Show” and the second season of fan-favorite “First Wives Club,” BET+continues its fall programming with the new captivating series “All the Queen’s Men,” starring Eva Marcille and Christian Keyes, based on the popular book Ladies Night. “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” returns for a second season where they will welcome an old college friend who is rebuilding his life after divorce into the fold. Stepping into the lead role for her acting debut into acting award-winning rapper Remy Ma, will portray larger-than-life gangster Delrhonda “Big Fifty” Hood, in “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” the self-narrated film is set to premiere on the service October 6. “American Gangster: Trap Queens” and “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” will return from their mid-season breaks this fall, along with “Carl Weber’s Family Business” returning with a season three premiere, and even more original fall programming from BET+ that will be announced at a later date. In addition to all the amazing original programming, fans can catch up on all their favorites streaming commercial-free this Fall, including season two of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” Season 7 of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and Season 1 of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” to name a few!

From music specials to sitcoms to movies, and more this Fall BET has you covered. See the full 2021 Fall programming below (in chronological order) by platform:

ON BET:

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday, October 5

“BET Hip Hop Awards” at 9 PM ET/PT

The 2021“BET Hip Hop Awards” will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, October 1, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, and simulcast internationally on BET Africa on Wednesday, October 6, AT 3 AM CAT. The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture under the banner of this year’s theme: In Hip Hop We Stand. The BET “Hip Hop Awards” reigns as one of the top three cable awards shows for Black viewers of 2021 (BET Awards (#1), NAACP Image Awards (#2) and BET Hip Hop Awards (#3) and ranks in the Top 10 for most social cable awards show in 2020. BETwill work closely with Fulton County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion lead this year’s nominations with an impressive nine nods each. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE.

Double-diamond-selling superstar rapper and entrepreneur Nelly named the “BET Hip Hop Awards” recipient of the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. #HipHopAwards

Wednesday, October 6:

BET+ on BET: “American Gangster Presents:Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story”

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieres Wednesday, October 6,at 9 PM ET/PT– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

Tuesday, October 12:

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” at 8 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” premieres Tuesday, October 12,at 8 PM ET/PT– The hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” is the #1 comedy series on cable for African Americans P2+ on Cable in the calendar year 2020. In the midseason premiere episode “Me Against The World,” a family game night at the Payne’s is crashed by a surprise guest and Curtis is asked to fill in at the firehouse for CJ. #HouseOfPayne

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”at 8:30 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– In Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as ‘Mr. Brown,’ Tamela Mann as ‘Cora,’ J. Anthony Brown as ‘Vinny,’ Na’im Lynn as ‘Jeremy,’ Courtney Nichole as ‘Leah,’ Alex Henderson as ‘Philip,’ and Tayler Buck as ‘Sandra.’ “Assisted Living” is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21. In the midseason premiere “Who are you to judge,” after Jeremy buys a lemon from Mr. Brown, he takes legal action to recoup his loss. #AssistedLivingBET

Season Three Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” at 9 PM ET/PT

The season three premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” premieres Tuesday, October 12,at 9 PM ET/PT–“Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. In the season premiere episode, “An Eye For An Eye,” The President and First lady barely dodge death but continue in their ways. Hunter vows for revenge, Victoria has lustful eyes on Sam, and Jason is ready to finish the job someone else started: taking his mother out. #TheOvalonBET

Wednesday, October 13:

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” at 9 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 13,at 9 PM ET/PT– The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. In the midseason premiere episode, “The Dollar Store” Robin has plans to travel back to London soon and wants to make his last few days memorable with Andi. #SistasonBET

Wednesday, October 13:

Season Two of “Twenties” at 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Twenties” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10 PM ET/PT–“Twenties,”from Executive Producer and Creator Lena Waithe, centers around a screenwriter, ‘Hattie’ and her girlfriends ‘Marie’ and ‘Nia’ as they pursue their dreams and love, while testing the limits of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” in Los Angeles. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties. In the season opener, episode #201 “One Night Only?” ‘Hattie’ juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with ‘Ida B.’ played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, ‘Nia’ starts her first day on Cocoa’s Butter, and ‘Marie’ questions her relationship with ‘Chuck,’ played by Jevon McFerrin. The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox,Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. #TwentiesOnBET

“Twenties The After Show with B. Scott” at 10:30 PM ET/PT

“Twenties After-Show with B. Scott” premieres Wednesday, October 13,at 10:30 PM ET/PT– B. Scott makes a return to BET, a homecoming, eight years in the making as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show for the network. The new half-hour series will touch on key themes explored in “Twenties” and provide candid commentary and insights into some of the characters’ mishaps and successes. B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven’t always been given a platform to share their personal experiences. In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!#TwentiesOnBET

Tuesday, October 19:

Season Two of “Games People Play” at 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Games People Play” premieres Tuesday, October 19, at 10 PM ET/PT–Based on the popular book by Angela Burt-Murray “Games Divas Play,” “Games People Play” is a sexy, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life, featuring a cast of characters where everyone plays to win, including a basketball player navigating both his equally rocky personal life and NBA career, a newly appointed team marketing executive who’s got a lot to prove, a tenacious journalist desperately seeking the truth and a struggling actress with a scandalous past. The talented ensemble cast includes Karrueche Tran, Lauren London in a limited role, Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Jackie Long, and Kendall Kyndall and Brandi Denise. In addition, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vanessa Simmons, Shaun Robinson, Kevin Jackson, Barry Brewer, and Monti Washington reprise their recurring roles, with Cynthia Bailey, Nazanin Mandi, Ro Parrish, Hitman Holla, Leon, and Calvin Seabrooks to guest star in the ten-episode drama. #GamesPeoplePlay

Saturday, October 30:

Movie of The Week: “True To The Game III” at 8 PM ET/PT

Movie of The Week: “True To The Game III” premiere Saturday, October 30, at 8 PM ET/PT: Gena awakes to find that her mysterious savior is Quadir, whom she thought was dead. Before happily ever after, Quadir gives Gena 72 hours to go back to Philly to check on Bria and Gah-Git and let them know of her plans. The stakes are at an all-time high as the feds are putting the pieces together and the streets are scorching hot with a pair of crooked cops—Detectives Davis and Grant, fueled by intentions to get money, put the squeeze on any and everybody they can catch. Saleem hasn’t been able to reach Jerell and the pressure is mounting as someone from the crew is snitching. Can Gena get out of town and make a new life for herself? Will Quadir risk it all and go back to Philly if he can’t reach Gena? Will Jerell return and get the money and take out Quadir once and for all? Who will stay True to the Game? #TrueToTheGame3

November 2021

“Soul Train Awards”

The annual celebration returns to recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. #SoulTrainAwards

“DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic Soul Train Awards”

In celebration of “Soul Train Awards,” DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to an iconic once-in-lifetime line-up of legendary soul artists to sing their most uplifting, heartwarming, prolific records. #SoultrainAwards

On BET Her

October 2021

Saturday, October 9

“The Waiting Room” at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her

“The Waiting Room” features two short films following the lives of two women in a doctor’s waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short story will follow their journey after receiving the life-changing diagnosis. All stories are written and directed by and for Black women. #TheWaitingRoom

Ep #301 – “It Takes Two”: Dayna Stevens is a wealthy socialite whose unexpected illness moves her from the tennis courts to chemotherapy. When she has a chance encounter with a stranger, she gains the support she’s been lacking from the most important people in her life. Starring Eva Marcille, Candiace Dilliard, Debbie Morgan and directed by Ta’Rhonda Jones.

Ep #302 – “The Party”: Summer Jackson is a successful magazine executive preparing to celebrate being cancer-free for five years. When she is blindsided by the news that her cancer has returned, Summer would rather die than go through chemo for a second time. Starring Michelle Mitchenor, Gizelle Bryant, Brittany Inge, Debbie Morgan and directed by Yvette Nicole Brown.

Saturday, October 23

“The Hotline” at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her

“The Hotline” features short films that place a spotlight on domestic violence awareness. In episode #101 – “Her Lyfeline”: London is a popular singer who is trapped in a high profile, abusive relationship with her producer-boyfriend King Sire. London reaches out to a domestic violence hotline under a pseudonym to protect her image as she fights to leave her abuser and maintain their celebrity while keeping it out of the public eye. Starring Keri Hilson, Perri Camper, Jason Jones and directed by Carlene Robinson. #TheHotlineBETHer

ON BET+:

SEPTEMBER 2021

Thursday, September 9

BET+ Original “All The Queen’s Men” Now Streaming

(Eva Marcille stars in “All The Queen’s Men” on BET+)

BET+ Original “All The Queen’s Men” now streaming exclusively on BET+– Based on the popular book Ladies Night, created by Christian Keyes, who also serves as a writer for the series, the one-hour drama centers around the life of “Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille,” played by Eva Marcille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and is surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a self-proclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power mean more problems. Will Madam retain reign as she navigates this dangerous and sexy society? Will the sensuous world of exotic dancing cost Madam her queendom and potentially her life?

Created by Keyes, “All The Queen’s Men” is one of the first shows from Tyler Perry Studios’ scripted development arm, Pitch Black Development LLC, headed by the studio’s President of Production & Development, Michelle Sneed. The series received an unprecedented episode order increase by BET+ from eight half-hour episodes to ten one-hour episodes.

Thursday, September 16:

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” Season Seven is now streaming. Joining the previous six seasons of House Of Payne, all seven seasons of the fan-favorite BET show will be available to stream on the platform ad-free and on demand. #HouseOfPayne

Thursday, September 30

BET+ Original “American Gangster Trap Queens Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story”

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty – The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieresThursday, September 30– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

OCTOBER 2021

Thursday, October 7

BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season Two Midseason Premiere

BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 7: The fan-favorite true crime series details the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Lil’ Kim, Trap Queens tells the fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their place in the game, however illicit their means may have been. Purported crimes range from grand larceny to bank and wire fraud and drug trafficking. Not only does the seriesportray captivating and infamous crime tales, they are told by those who lived them – the Queens themselves, their closest allies, family members, legal team members, reporters and law enforcement. #AmericanGangster

Thursday, October 14

BET+ Original “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” Season Three

BET+ Original “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” returns for season three Thursday, October 14: Welcome to the world of the Duncan family. They appear to be upstanding citizens running one of New York’s most respected car dealerships, but in reality, they’re leaders of the black mafia who control most of the East Coast underworld. No matter which job is at hand, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is nothing they won’t do for family. #TheFamilyBusinessBET

Thursday, October 21:

The midseason premiere of BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Bruh”

BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 21: The bruhs welcome an old friend to the fold when Tom’s college roommate, Greg, moves to Atlanta to rebuild his life after getting divorced. The crew is finally all back together but will have to fight even harder to keep their brotherhood intact. Bill, still reeling from his apparent loss of Regina, contemplates an out-of-state transfer to find and be with her; she entertains the idea, but Bill gets distracted when an ex re-enters his life. Mike feels he doesn’t need the guys and that he can stand on his own two; he’ll find out just how important his community of friends is when confronted with a dangerous addiction. John still owns the sandwich shop, but realizes it isn’t the lucrative opportunity he hoped for. He continues his journey to achieve career success at the level of the other guys; meeting a woman could elevate his ambition. Tom tries to be the glue to the bruhs. He gives so much attention to his friends, he hasn’t made time for much else; a family member’s health crisis could limit his interactions with the group. #TylerPerryBruh

November 2021

Thursday, November 26:

The midseason premiere of BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless”

The midseason return of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” premieres Thursday, November 26, exclusively on BET+. As the season continues, many of the faithful followers have begun to uncover the evil that exists beneath the surface of the Rakudushis movement. Armed with this knowledge, Ruth and several new fearful cult members try to take control of their individual destinies. The attempts will prove to be almost impossible for anyone who does not have allies they think they can trust. Viewers will see more sex, lies, and murder in this cult that is living up to its fate. The adage ‘beware false prophets’ has never reigned more true. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Hervé Clermont, Anthony Bless, and Bobbi Baker. New cast members joining the series include Stevie Baggs, Jr., Colin McCalla, Samantha L. Thomas, Michelle Nunez, Alise Willis, and Jael Pettigrew. The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+. #Ruthless

ON BET Digital:

SEPTEMBER 2021

Friday, September 24

BET Digital Original “Cooked in 5” Airs New Episodes every Friday on the BET Networks YouTube Channel

Step into the kitchens of rappers and other celebrities as they show off their culinary skills and share recipes for simple meals that can be prepared in just about five minutes.“Cooked In 5” is a cooking show where we go into the kitchen with some of our favorite rappers/celebs as they cook us up simple and easy meals that can be prepared fast. #CookedIn5 Watch now at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch

International Premiere Dates for BET original Series are as follows with more dates to be revealed at a later date:

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” – BET Africa on October 21 and BET France on October 19

“Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” – BET Africa on October 29, BET France on October 19

“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” – BET Africa on October 14, BET France on November 6

“Twenties” – BET Africa on December 2

“Games People Play” – BET France on November

For more information, viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation by following @BET on all social platforms.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About BET+:

BET+, a joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, is the leading streaming service for the Black community. With thousands of hours of hit movies, TV shows, stand-up specials, stage plays and more, BET+ offers the best of Black culture, including exclusive originals from best-in-class creators like Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Carl Weber’s The Family Business and Sacrifice and Will Packer’s Bigger, to name a few. BET+ members can watch as much as they want anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen and always commercial-free. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus for the latest news and updates.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 20





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 20 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 26
05/20/21

BET REMEMBERS GEORGE FLOYD WITH THREE REFLECTIVE AND EMPOWERING NEWS SPECIALS STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

New York, NY – May 20, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 20 – May 26 includes:

ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

BET REMEMBERS GEORGE FLOYD WITH THREE REFLECTIVE AND EMPOWERING NEWS SPECIALS STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

#ContentForChange

“Bars and Ballads for George Floyd” will premiere on night one, Tuesday May 25 at 8 PM ET/PT, and will feature a powerful ensemble of musical and spoken word performances and commentary, including Oscar-winning composer Jon Batiste, Rap icon Nas, Ambassador Andrew Young, Grammy-award winning singer and activist Anthony Hamilton, Civil Rights leader and Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, actor Michael K. Williams, rapper/lecturer Bun B, rapper/activist Trae tha Truth and others, to pay tribute to George Floyd and the movement that exploded in reaction to his killing.

On night two, Wednesday May 26 at 8 PM ET/PT, we’ll premiere “Justice Now: Race & Reckoning,” hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, features prominent voices in politics, law enforcement, corporate America, Hollywood and sports, such as Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative Karen Bass, NBA Players Association Executive Director Michelle Roberts, NFL Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, and Academy-award winning director Travon Free, to address America’s racial reckoning and speak truth to those in power.

O’Brien will also host “Justice Now: The Way Forward,” closing out the three-night series on Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM ET/PT. Featuring interviews with Philonise Floyd (George Floyd’s brother), U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, WNBA Owner and activist Renee Montgomery and others, this special examines the persistent barriers to change that have negatively impacted the Black community for generations and highlights meaningful solutions that can bring about true racial and economic justice in a “post-George Floyd” America.

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

Episode #801 “Whiplash” – The Payne family becomes concerned while searching for C.J. after learning he ran into a burning building.

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

Episode #201 “Bail Buns” – The Assisted Living crew band together to get Jeremy released from jail when they catch Sheriff Luckett in a compromising position.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(‘Brother X’ played by Treach stars in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #203 “Introducing Brother X” – The Duncans have been officially warned, and war is imminent as we meet Sonya’s husband and Elijah’s boss, the incarcerated assassin Brother X.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #108 “Jean Brown” – Jamaica native Jean Brown built an international drug empire by making and breaking ties, and leaving no one safe from her wrath, including one of her most trusted confidants.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

“SURVIVORS REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #106 “Six” premiering Wednesday, May 26 – In the Season 1 finale, a former girlfriend reconnects with Reggie, leaving the family concerned.

“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(‘Marie’ played by Christina Elmore guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #108 “Living the Dream” premieres Wednesday, May 26, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– In a brave move to get Nia a role on Cocoa’s Butter, Hattie is fired from the show. Marie holds a special birthday dinner that takes a turn when an unexpected guest arrives.

ON BET+:

NEW EPISODE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+
#Ruthless

(‘The Highest’ played by Matt Cadeno stars in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on BET)

Episode #213 “Evil Deeds” – River shares with Ruth his experience of what happens when The Highest gets angry.

Watch the full season and catch up on Season 1, only on BET+

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 13 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 19





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 13 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

SEASON 4 OF ‘THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS’ LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON BET+ MAY 14

SEASON TWO OF BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAY, MAY 18 AT 9PM ON BET

New York, NY – May 13, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 13 – May 19 includes:

ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(‘Donna Duncan’ played by LisaRaye McCoy gueststars in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #201 “Back to Life” – The Duncans are dealing with the shocking revelation that their enemy, Consuela Zuniga, is the mother of Vegas’s son, Nevada. While new threats appear, LC sits down with the underworld leaders to discuss the future of HEAT.

Episode #202 “Put A Ring On It” – There are wedding bells in the Duncans’ future as Junior prepares to pop the question. Niles and Paris reunite, as Donna Duncan returns to make Chippy’s life miserable.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #107 “Ayana Bean” – When her boyfriend drains her savings and vanishes, young mother-of-two Ayana Bean uses her position at college to appropriate financial aid checks meant for needy students

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

“SURVIVORS REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #105 “Out of the Past” premiering Wednesday, May 19 – Cam and Reggie reconnect with a talented player whose career was sidetracked by prison; Cassie gets a home-purchasing budget from Reggie; and Cam contemplates slipping into a shoe-endorsement deal.

“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

Episode #107 “What Would Todd Do?” premieres Wednesday, May 19, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– In Improv class, Nia grapples with being given stereotypical Black roles. Incensed by Ben getting the promotion over her, Marie searches for answers, while Hattie tries to make her voice heard in the writers room. Guest Star includes Seth Green.

ON BET+:

SEASON 4 OF ‘THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS’ PREMIERES MAY 14 ONLY ON BET+

“The Rich and The Ruthless”, the only Black owned daytime drama, is operated by tight fisted, debonair, self-made, Augustus Barringer. When greedy studio executives tell him the show is getting booted off the sound stages after 20 years, he is ready to fight back to stay on the air, even if it means filming his quirky soap opera out of his sleek Hollywood mansion or moving the company to Jamaica!

NEW EPISODE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+
#Ruthless

Episode #212 “Masquerade” – Ruth meets with River to hear his plans on escaping the compound.

Watch the full season and catch up on Season 1, only on BET+

ON BET DIGITAL:

“RATE THE BARS” LAUNCHES MONDAYS ON BET DIGITAL
#RateTheBars
Episode #508 The season finale features Spinderella and premieres on Monday, May 17 on BET.com/RateTheBars and BET’s YouTube channel at 3 PM ET— BET Digital’s hit series “RATE THE BARS” returns with rapping superstars rating the lyrics of your favorite MCs on a scale of one to five and share their unfiltered opinion on the lyrics with no knowledge of who the lyrics belong to. The fifth season includes new rappers Ice-T, D Smoke, Treach, Kash Doll, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short, and Rico Nasty.

“SIP N’ SMOKE” LAUNCHES WEDNESDAYS ON BET DIGITAL

(Former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis joins Cam Newton in BET Digital Original Series “Sip N’ Smoke”)

Episode #107 premieres Wednesday, May 19 at 1 pm ET on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel.— Hosted by NFL superstar quarterback Cam Newton, “Sip N’ Smoke,” underscores Atlanta’s recognition as the new culture capital of America and centers around all things Black culture. Newton gets real with some of ATL’s notable personalities who call the city home. The season finale features former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis, who will sip and sample Cam’s private selection of cigars and cocktails, while diving into hot topics and provocative conversation on life, art, business, and everything in between. “Sip N’ Smoke.”

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 6 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 12





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 6 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 12
05/06/21

“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET MOTHER’S DAY EDITION” PREMIERS SUNDAY, MAY 9 AT 9PM ET ON BET

WATCH THE JAW-DROPPING MID-SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” TUESDAY, MAY 11 AT 9 PM ET ON BET AND BET HER

New York, NY – May 6, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 6 – May 12 includes:

ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET MOTHER’S DAY EDITION” PREMIERS SUNDAY, MAY 9TH AT 9PM ET/PT ON BET

#PassTheMicOnBET

BET will celebrate Mother’s Day with “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Mother’s Day Edition,” on Sunday, May 9th at 9 pm ET/PT. In celebration of mothers around the world, DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to an iconic once-in-lifetime line-up of legendary soul artists to sing their most uplifting, heartwarming, prolific records.

DJ Cassidy is breaking tradition and has revealed the names of two artists in advance of the premiere for the first time in “Pass The Mic” history. Cassidy has exclusively confirmed that he will pass the mic to “The Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle and R&B icon and New Edition member, Johnny Gill. Over a dozen other surprise legendary artists will join LaBelle and Gill in this joyous celebration of mothers and women worldwide.

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER
#TheOvalOnBET

(‘Donald’ played by Lodric Collins stars in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

(From L-R: ‘Hunter’ played by Ed Quinn and ‘Ellie’ played by Natasha Ward star in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

Episode #213 “Every Weekend” premiering Tuesday, May 11 – Donald comes home to a surprise that makes him rethink his approach to Lilly. Sam acts out of character and regrets his decisions. Hunter holds his first cabinet meeting, but it doesn’t go as Donald planned.

Catch up on Season 1 only on BET+.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

(Pictured, Aisha Hall)

Episode #106 “Aisha Hall” – Aisha Hall tells the story of her transition from a promising college student with a track scholarship to one of the most successful white-collar hustlers in Detroit.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

“SURVIVOR’S REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER
(From L-R: “Cam” played by Jesse T Usher, “Uncle Julius” played by Mike Epps and “Reggie” played by RonReaco Lee star in Survivors Remorse on BET)

Episode # 104 “The Decisions” premiering Wednesday, May 12 – Missy works to score Reggie a membership in an exclusive country club that was founded by blacks, while Cam, in his search to support a church, gets a surprise from a pastor.

“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(Kym Whitley guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #106 “Redemption Song” premieres Wednesday, May 12, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Hattie learns a lesson in balancing work and family. Meanwhile, work leads Nia to church to clean up Zac’s mess, and persuade star basketball player, Quintrelle, to sign with the studio. Guest stars include Jennifer Lewis, Kym Whitley, Iman Shumpert, and Diane Sellers.

ON BET+:

ORIGINAL MOVIE “FAVORITE SON” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+

(From L-R: ‘Camden’ played by Jonathan McReynolds, ‘Pastor’ played by E. Roger Mitchell and ‘Blaine’ played by Rotimi star in “Favorite Son” on BET+)

“Favorite Son” premiering May 6 on BET+, will tell the story of brothers in a gospel group struggling to find the balance between life, love, faith, and religion, while under the strict rule of their father, a megachurch reverend.

NEW EPISODE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+
#Ruthless

(‘Andrew’ played by Blue Kimble stars in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on BET)

Episode #211 “Secrets of the Garden” – Clark tells Oliver he doesn’t trust Andrew and he wants to dig up dirt on Andrew whether it’s legitimate or not.

Watch the full season and catch up on Season 1, only on BET+

ON BET DIGITAL:

“RATE THE BARS” LAUNCHES MONDAYS ON BET DIGITAL
#RateTheBars
Episode #507 features Rico Nasty and premieres on Monday, May 10 on BET.com/RateTheBars and BET’s YouTube channel at 3 PM ET— BET Digital’s hit series “RATE THE BARS” returns with rapping superstars rating the lyrics of your favorite MCs on a scale of one to five and share their unfiltered opinion on the lyrics with no knowledge of who the lyrics belong to. The fifth season includes new rappers Ice-T, D Smoke, Treach, Kash Doll, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short, and Spinderella.

“SIP N’ SMOKE” LAUNCHES WEDNESDAYS ON BET DIGITAL

(Producer and activist David Banner joins Cam Newton in BET Digital Original Series “Sip N’ Smoke”)

Episode #107 premieres Wednesday, May 12 at 1 pm ET on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel.— Hosted by NFL superstar quarterback Cam Newton, “Sip N’ Smoke,” underscores Atlanta’s recognition as the new culture capital of America and centers around all things Black culture. Newton gets real with some of ATL’s notable personalities who call the city home. New episode features producer and activist David Banner, who will sip and sample Cam’s private selection of cigars and cocktails, while diving into hot topics and provocative conversation on life, art, business, and everything in between. “Sip N’ Smoke.”

Future guest includes former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES WEEK OF THURSDAY, APRIL 29 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 5





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, APRIL 29 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
04/30/21

SEASON 2 OF BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER” IS NOW STREAMING ONLY ON BET+

New York, NY – April 30, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of April 29 – May 5 includes:

ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER
#TheOvalOnBET

(‘Hunter’ played by Ed Quinn stars in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

Episode #212 “Misunderstood” premiering Tuesday, May 4 – Detective Jake puts his job on the line to help Sam in a covert operation. Barry is left reeling after hearing about Sharon’s condition. Hunter has a plan for Diane.

Catch up on Season 1 only on BET+.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

(Pictured, Shauna Scott)

Episode #105 “Shauna Scott” – Shauna Scott was sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling crack cocaine, but after more than 10 years of confinement, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

“SURVIVORS REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER

(‘Cam’ played by Jesse T. Usher stars in “Survivors Remorse” on BET)

“How to Build a Brand” premiering Wednesday, May 5 – Following Reggie and Missy’s advice, Cam pays a visit to a dying, basketball-loving teen who hits him with a surprise request; Reggie suggests that Cam to put the family on the payroll.

“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(Iman Schumpert guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #105 “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” premieres Wednesday, May 5, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– An earthquake shakes up the girls’ relationships. Marie becomes wary of Chuck when a night watching porn together goes awry. Hattie grows more fond of Ida when tasked with sorting her old manuscripts, leading to a heart-to-heart that proves both intimate and endearing. The episode features guest appearances by Sean “Big Sean” Anderson and NBA Player Iman Schumpert.

ON BET+:

“BIGGER” SEASON TWO AVAILABLE NOW WITH ALL NEW EPISODES ON BET+
Follow @BiggerSeries on Instagram

Thriving, ambitious, thirtysomething year-old college friends navigate their lives in Atlanta asking themselves – is there something bigger and better, as they try to build professional and personal lives they can be proud of.

NEW EPISODE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+
#Ruthless

Episode #210 “My Brother’s Keeper” – The Highest becomes concerned that no one has seen Lilo, and he questions Joan.

Watch the full season and catch up on Season 1, only on BET+

ON BET DIGITAL:

“RATE THE BARS” LAUNCHES MONDAYS ON BET DIGITAL
#RateTheBars
Episode #506 features Too Short and premieres on Monday, May 3 on BET.com/RateTheBars and BET’s YouTube channel at 3 PM ET— BET Digital’s hit series “RATE THE BARS” returns with rapping superstars rating the lyrics of your favorite MCs on a scale of one to five and share their unfiltered opinion on the lyrics with no knowledge of who the lyrics belong to. The fifth season includes new rappers Ice-T, D Smoke, Treach, Kash Doll, Big Daddy Kane, Rico Nasty, and Spinderella.

“SIP N’ SMOKE” LAUNCHES WEDNESDAYS ON BET DIGITAL

(Social Media influencer Zoie Fenty joins Cam Newton in BET Digital Original Series “Sip N’ Smoke”)

Episode #105 premieres Wednesday, May 5 at 1 pm ET on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel.— Hosted by NFL superstar quarterback Cam Newton, “Sip N’ Smoke,” underscores Atlanta’s recognition as the new culture capital of America and centers around all things Black culture. Newton gets real with some of ATL’s notable personalities who call the city home. New episode features social media influencer Zoie Fenty, who will sip and sample Cam’s private selection of cigars and cocktails, while diving into hot topics and provocative conversation on life, art, business, and everything in between. “Sip N’ Smoke.”

Future guests include producer and activist David Banner and actor and former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis. Past guests include comedian and businessman Steve Harvey and rapper and media personality 2 Chainz.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



The Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” Returns Thursday, November 26 on BET+





The Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” Returns Thursday, November 26 on BET+
The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+.
[via press release from BET]
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” RETURNS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 ON BET+

STEVIE BAGGS, JR., COLLIN MCCALLA, SAMANTHA L. THOMAS, MICHELLE NUNEZ, ALISE WILLIS AND JAEL PETTIGREW JOIN THE CAPTIVATING DRAMA AS SERIES REGULARS

#Ruthless

New York, NY, October 29, 2020 – Today, BET+ announced the midseason return of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” premiering Thursday, November 26, exclusively on BET+. As the season continues, many of the faithful followers have begun to uncover the evil that exists beneath the surface of the Rakudushis movement. Armed with this knowledge, Ruth and several new fearful cult members try to take control of their individual destinies. The attempts will prove to be almost impossible for anyone who does not have allies they think they can trust. Viewers will see more sex, lies, and murder in this cult that is living up to its fate. Being aware of false prophets has never reigned more true. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Hervé Clermont, Anthony Bless, and Bobbi Baker. New cast members joining the series include Stevie Baggs, Jr., Colin McCalla, Samantha L. Thomas, Michelle Nunez, Alise Willis, and Jael Pettigrew. The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+.

About the New Series Regulars:

STEVIE BAGGS, Jr. plays “OLIVER”

Oliver is a member of the Rakadushis, who reports to Dikahn, a leader in the cult. Oliver is a promising member who wants to be promoted. He is secretly having an affair with Lacey, another young member of the cult.

COLIN MCCALLA plays “RIVER”

River is responsible for recruiting young people into the Rakadushi Cult. He’s smart and is a law school graduate. He takes Oliver under his wing to teach him how to recruit. River is rumored to have a special relationship with The Highest.

SAMANTHA L. THOMAS plays “PAULA”

Paula wears her emotions on her sleeve. This often gets her in trouble as she and Zane are trying to escape the Rakadushi tribe. They reach out to Ruth to help them escape.

MICHELLE NUÑEZ plays “ZANE”

Zane wants to leave the cult but is much more fearful and tentative than her friend Paula.

ALISE WILLIS plays “LACEY”

Lacey is a young member of the Rakadushi cult. Lacey becomes obsessed with escaping the Rakadushi cult. She is in love with and strongly lusting after Oliver, a handsome man in the cult.

JAEL PETTIGREW plays “CLARK”

Clark was present in the first half of the season and upgraded to a series regular in the second half. He is a loyal gatekeeper at the Rakudushis compound.

“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is executive produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

For more information about “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” visit the network’s official BET+ page at BET.com/BET-Plus and the show press page here: https://www.betpressroom.com/program/tyler-perrys-ruthless/. Join the conversation on social on the show’s official channels #Ruthless @RuthlessBETPlus @JoinTheHighest (Instagram:/ Twitter).

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS:

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.